UK Hospital Electronically Tags Newborn Babies

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A maternity unit in Shropshire has found a way to monitor their babies 24-hours a day by introducing an electronic tagging system for newborns.The system was created to give parents piece of mind.

If a baby is moved from any of the unit’s “safe areas” then an alarm is sounded and the name and location of the baby appears on a computer screen.

“This is all about extending the security we can offer parents and newborn babies at the hospital,” said Jan Latham, senior midwife at the hospital.

“We already have stringent security procedures in place, but this is a fantastic new addition and something that will bring greater peace of mind to both parents and staff.”

Charlie Owen(pictured here),was the first baby to be tagged with the new security system. He was born to parents Debbie Grey and Tony Owen from Shrewsbury.


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